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They say life begins at 40… but why not start living the life before you reach 40 and watch these fun, heartwarming and powerful movies?

Here are 60 of the must-watch movies that women who are nearly in their 40s have grown to be very familiar with and are worth watching.

1. The Godfather

StarsMarlon BrandoAl PacinoJames Caan

Genre: Crime, Mafia, Drama

The ageing patriarch of an organised crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Why women should watch it:

This powerful movie is about family, friends and money – loving your family, keeping your friends, and organising your money.

“Great men are not born great, they grow great.”

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2. Reservoir Dogs

Stars: Harvey KeitelTim RothMichael Madsen

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama

After a simple jewellery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Why women should watch it:

Simply because… it’s full of men… hot, hot men!

“Are you gonna bark all day, little doggy, or are you gonna bite?”

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3. The Shawshank Redemption

Stars: Tim RobbinsMorgan FreemanBob Gunton

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Crime

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Why women should watch it:

It could teach women about courage and determination to survive even in the most hopeless cases, having self-worth and dignity.

“Every man has his breaking point.”

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4. American Beauty

Stars: Kevin SpaceyAnnette BeningThora Birch

Genre: Romance, Satire, Comedy

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter’s best friend.

Why women should watch it:

It’s about insecurities in one’s self and relationships and how to deal with these.

“It’s a great thing when you realise you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you’ve forgotten about.”

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5. Kill Bill

Stars: Uma ThurmanDavid CarradineDaryl Hannah

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime

The bride awakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now, she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her – a team she was once part of.

Why women should watch it:

Never mess with a betrayed angry mumma.

“Some things, once you do, they can never be undone.”

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6. Memento

Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime

A man juggles searching for his wife’s murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.

Why women should watch it:

It shows how people are willing to risk their lives to fight for the one they love.

“We all need mirror to remind ourselves who we are.”

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7. Bridget Jones’s Diary

Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

Why women should watch it:

The film tells women to love and be comfortable in your own skin.

“It’s a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.”

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8. Bridesmaids

Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Competition between the maid of honour and a bridesmaid over who is the bride’s best friend threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Why women should watch it:

This fun movie could be your guide to actually being a good bridesmaid and a friend most of all.

“At first, I didn’t know it was your diary. I thought it was a very sad handwritten book.”

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9. Gone Girl

Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Drama

With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.

Why women should watch it:

The movie highlights the importance of trust in a relationship.

“When two people love each other and can’t make that work, that’s the real tragedy.”

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10. Into the Wild

Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener

Genre: Adventure, Drama

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Why women should watch it:

Sometimes, finding your soul and purpose in life can be found in the simplest of things.

“The core of man’s spirit comes from new experiences.”

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11. My Best Friend’s Wedding

Stars: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

When a woman’s long-time friend reveals he’s engaged, she realises she loves him herself and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding.

Why women should watch it:

Most women with guy best friends can relate to this romantic movie, but even those who can’t find this one a must-watch.

“If you love someone, you say it, you say it right then, out loud. Otherwise, the moment just passes you by.”

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12. Cold Mountain

Stars: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger

Genre: Romance, History, War

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina, to reunite with his sweetheart.

Why women should watch it:

It’s a story about love and war and how love conquers all.

“What you lost will not be returned to you. It will always be lost. You’re left with only your scars to mark the void. All you can choose to do is go on, or not. But if you go on, it’s knowing you carry your scars with you.”

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13. Clueless

Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Teen

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil’s popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

Why women should watch it:

I have watched this one a gazillion times (I have actually memorised some of the lines lol!), but this movie is one you shouldn’t miss.

“I’m not prude. I’m just highly selective.”

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14. The Help

Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer

Genre: Romance, Drama, History

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Why women should watch it:

This moving movie is about hate, hope and perseverance and it would help educate people about the effects of racism.

“I can’t just leave you two here when things are getting bad from the mess that I created.”

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15. Gone with the Wind

Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell

Genre: Romance, Drama, War

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Why women should watch it:

It is the greatest movie of all time!

“After all, tomorrow is another day.”

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16. 13 Going on 30

Stars: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy

A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman.

Why women should watch it:

When you’re young, you want to fast forward your life, but will you be ready to face it? This movie shows the lessons why it’s still great to be young.

“Well, Jenna, I know I made a lot of mistakes, but I don’t regret making any of them.”

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17. Chicago

Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere

Genre: Music, Crime, Comedy

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Why women should watch it:

For love song and dance musical lovers, this one is for you.

“No, I’m no one’s wife. But, oh, I love my life and all that I am.”

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18. Notting Hill

Stars: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama

The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

Why women should watch it:

It’s amazing how this movie can speak right to your heart.

“It’s as if I’ve taken love heroin, and now I can’t ever have it again.”

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19. Romi & Michelle’s High School Reunion

Stars: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo

Genre: Comedy

Two dim-witted, inseparable friends hit the road for their ten-year high school reunion and concoct an elaborate lie about their lives in order to impress their classmates.

Why women should watch it:

This fun movie is simply teaching you to just be yourself.

“Why don’t you just go back to ignoring me like you did in high school?”

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20. The Sweetest Thing

Stars: Cameron Diaz, Thomas Jane, Christina Applegate

Genre: Comedy, Romance

A girl finds she is forced to educate herself on the etiquette of wooing the opposite sex when she finally meets Mr Right.

Why women should watch it:

For singles who want to fall in love now, watch this.

“50% of what people say when they’re joking is true.”

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21. Bad Moms

Stars: Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell

Genre: Comedy

When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.

Why women should watch it:

This is just what every overworked mum needs in her life!

“In this day and age, it’s impossible to be a good mom.”

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22. Me Before You

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer

Genre: Romance, Drama

A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralysed man she’s taking care of.

Why women should watch it:

A story about unconditional and selfless love, this movie will melt your heart.

“You are pretty much the only thing that makes me want to get up in the morning.”

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23. The Devil Wears Prada

Stars: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.

Why women should watch it:

This film will teach you how determination, skill, and positive attitude can make you stand above the rest.

“Details of your incompetence do not interest me.”

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24. Mr and Mrs Smith

Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody

Genre: Comedy, Action, Drama

A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

Why women should watch it:

The film shows how secrets can either ruin a relationship or make it better.

“There’s this huge space between us, and it just keeps filling up with everything that we don’t say to each other.”

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25. Muriel’s Wedding

Stars: Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia, dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day.

Why women should watch it:

This romantic comedy that’s about female friendship, empowerment, and respect.

“That’s because now, my life’s as good as an Abba song.”

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26. Dirty Dancing

Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Genre: Music, Romance, Drama

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Why women should watch it:

Fall in love with love and dancing (and the dance instructor too) in this classic romantic movie.

“There are a lot of things about me that aren’t what you thought.”

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27. Mean Girls

Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams

Genre: Comedy, Teen

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

Why women should watch it:

Rumours, betrayal, secrets. This movie shows how a mix of those could ruin high school.

“On Wednesdays, we wear pink.”

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28. Sweet Home Alabama

Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Lucas

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama

A young woman who’s reinvented herself as a New York socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband, after seven years of separation.

Why women should watch it:

Indeed, “home” is where the “heart” is.

“Since when does it have to be one or the other? You can have roots and wings.”

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29. Thelma and Louise

Stars: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Adventure

Two best friends set out on an adventure but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the American police as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed!

Why women should watch it:

It’s about female revenge and women empowerment.

“No, you’ve always been crazy. This is just the first chance you’ve ever had to really express yourself.”

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30. Juno

Stars: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Why women should watch it:

This movie teaches you how to handle teen pregnancies (if you happen to be a parent of a pregnant teen).

“I don’t really know what kind of girl I am.”

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31. The Princess Bride

Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Adventure

While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Why women should watch it:

It’s perhaps every 90s woman’s favourite movie!

“You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you.”

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32. The Fault in Our Stars

Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff

Genre: Romance, Drama

Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.

Why women should watch it:

This touching movie left me in tears as two young cancer-stricken lovers beat the odds.

“That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.”

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33. Julie & Julia

Stars: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book.

Why women should watch it:

This movie shows that dreams can be achieved with inspiration and determination.

“All I think about all day is food and then I dream about it all night.”

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34. Overboard

Stars: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann

Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy

A cruel and beautiful heiress mocks and cheats over a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia, he decides to introduce her to working-class life by convincing her they’re husband and wife.

Why women should watch it:

A cute but twisted movie that will make you fall in love.

“Andrew, are you going to bring me my lemon or do I have to squeeze it from my hat?”

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35. Stepmom

Stars: Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama

A terminally ill woman has to settle on her former husband’s new lover, who will be their children’s stepmother.

Why women should watch it:

This heartwarming movie about an unusual relationship between a mum and her children’s stepmum teaches you how to accept things as they are.

“I keep telling everybody that I’m fine, but the truth is, I’m not fine.”

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36. Meet Joe Black

Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani

Genre: Romance, Drama, Fantasy

Death, who takes the form of a young man, asks a media mogul to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth, and in the process, he falls in love with his guide’s daughter.

Why women should watch it:

To meet Brad Pitt.

“Don’t wait till Death shows up before you start learning how to live.”

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37. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Drama

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Why women should watch it:

Because it’s Brad Pitt! I just love the scenes when his age and Daisy Fuller’s (Cate Blanchett) age meet! H.O.T!

“It’s funny how sometimes the people we remember the least make the greatest impression on us.”

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38. Legends of the Fall

Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn

Genre: Romance, War, Drama

In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war.

Why women should watch it:

We just can’t get enough of Brad Pitt, that’s why!

“Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness and they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy, or they become legends.”

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39. Kramer vs Kramer

Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander

Genre: Drama, Legal, Family

Ted Kramer’s wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple’s son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.

Why women should watch it:

This is for every mother in the world who wants the best for herself and her child.

“There’s a lot you wish you could change but can’t.”

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40. August Rush

Stars: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Genre: Music, Romance, Drama

A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Why women should watch it:

A story that will touch your heart to the core.

“Music is all around us, all we have to do is listen.”

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41. Good Will Hunting

Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

Genre: Romance, Drama

Will Hunting, a janitor at MIT, has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Why women should watch it:

You’ll find different important life lessons in this movie.

“You don’t know about real loss ’cause it only occurs when you’ve loved something more than you love yourself.”

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42. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Stars: Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy

Genre: Thriller, Drama

After her humiliated husband kills himself, an embittered pregnant widow loses her child, and embarks on a mission of vengeance against a woman and her family.

Why women should watch it:

While this movie could create fear among working mothers, it’s still a remarkable film that every mother should watch.

“The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”

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43. Single White Female

Stars: Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Weber

Genre: Thriller, Drama, Suspense

A woman advertising for a new roommate finds that something very strange is going on with the tenant who decides to move in.

Why women should watch it:

It’s a dark thriller sure to give you the creeps.

“You know, identical twins are never really identical. There is always one that is prettier, and the other does all the work.”

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44. Girl, Interrupted

Stars: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall

Genre: Drama

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen’s account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.

Why women should watch it:

It makes you understand how important mental health is.

“You changed the scenery but not the f*cking situation.”

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45. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Stars: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

Why women should watch it:

As I said, life begins at 40… and there are more things to discover about yourself. This movie gives you some clues as to how.

“But it’s also true that the person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing. All we know about the future is that it will be different. But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same.”

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46. Vacation

Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Imogene Coca

Genre: Comedy, Adventure

The Griswold family’s cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

Why women should watch it:

It teaches you that family should always come first.

“This is no longer a vacation. It’s a quest. It’s a quest for fun.”

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47. Now and Then

Stars: Christina Ricci, Demi Moore, Rosie O’Donnell

Genre: Romance, Drama, Teen

Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970.

Why women should watch it:

This coming of age movie is about friendships and relationships.

“Things will happen in your life that you can’t stop, but that’s no reason to shut out the world.”

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48. The Family Stone

Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family’s annual Christmas celebration and finds that she’s a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

Why women should watch it:

It’s about family tensions and misfits and how to deal with those.

“But, you know, I don’t care whether you like me or not.”

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49. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Stars: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies’ man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the “How To” beat for “Composure” magazine and is assigned to write an article on “How to Lose a Guy in 10 days.” They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.

Why women should watch it:

This fun and romantic movie has all the components of what and what not to do when in a relationship.

“You can’t lose something you never had.”

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50. Sleeping with the Enemy

Stars: Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Suspense

A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.

Why women should watch it:

Another suspense thriller movie that speaks about empowering women to stand up against abuse.

“People never really know each other.”

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51. Memoirs of a Geisha

Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh

Genre: Drama, Melodrama, Romance

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan’s most celebrated geisha.

Why women should watch it:

This heartbreaking movie speaks about a woman’s determination to fight to get the love of her life.

“When life goes well, it’s a sudden gift. It cannot last forever.”

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52. 10 Things I Hate About You

Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama

A pretty, popular teenager can’t go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does.

Why women should watch it:

Apart from loving Heath Ledger on this one, it’s about how love can be found in the most unlikely ways.

“Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want.”

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53. Coyote Ugly

Stars: Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, John Goodman

Genre: Music, Romance, Comedy

Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford, after getting a job at a women-run NYC bar that teases its male patrons, comes out of her shell.

Why women should watch it:

This film speaks about a woman’s drive to fulfill her passion.

“I’m not lost. Somebody just moved my street.”

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54. Where The Heart Is

Stars: Natalie Portman, James Frain, Ashley Judd

Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy

A pregnant 17-year-old rebuilds her life after being abandoned by her boyfriend at a WalMart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma.

Why women should watch it:

It’s a touching movie about friendships and trust.

“You tell them we’ve all got meanness in us, but we’ve got goodness too. And the only thing worth living for is the good. That’s why we’ve got to make sure we pass it on.”

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55. My Sister’s Keeper

Stars: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin

Genre: Drama

Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.

Why women should watch it:

This is the story of a true love for a sister.

“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”

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56. Under the Tuscan Sun

Stars: Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama

A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life.

Why women should watch it:

For women who had been hurt and wanted to fall in love and love life again, include this in your list.

“Life offers us a thousand chances, all we have to do is pick one.”

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57. School of Rock

Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack

Genre: Comedy, Music, Family

After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band.

Why women should watch it:

If you’re a parent, it would make you realise that your child’s potentials can sometimes be found outside the four corners of the classroom.

“You’re not hardcore, unless you live hardcore.”

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58. The Sixth Sense

Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette

Genre: Horror, Drama, Suspense

A boy who communicates with spirits that don’t know they’re dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Why women should watch it:

This movie really creeped me out but it has a great twist you will never expect.

“How can you help me if you don’t believe me?”

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59. Romeo and Juliet

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo

Genre: Romance, Drama

Shakespeare’s famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

Why women should watch it:

Because it’s the greatest love story of all time… whoever plays the role… but I especially love this one because it’s Leo!

“Under love’s heavy burden do I sink.”

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60. Pretty Woman

Stars: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

Genre: Romance, Comedy

A rich businessman falls in love with a prostitute after hooking up with her and hiring her to be with him for the weekend.

Why women should watch it:

This movie has to be on this list. I rewatched this over and over again and it never fails to make me fall in love over and over again!

“I’m gonna treat you so nice you are never gonna let me go.”

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